Psychology

Vection: Unravelling the Illusion of Movement and Its Impact on Modern Psychology

You’re seated in a stationary train, engrossed in thought. Suddenly, you sense motion. You’re moving – or so it seems. In reality, it’s the train beside you gliding away. This compelling sensation is known as vection, a complex perceptual phenomenon …

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Decoding Solomon’s Paradox: The Brain’s Tug of War Between Emotion and Logic

Ever wonder why you’re a guru in giving advice to friends but a novice in handling your own life’s puzzles? This curious mental tango is what we call Solomon’s Paradox. King Solomon: Wise for Others, Not for Himself Let’s start …

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The Holiday Drive: Understanding ‘Highway Hypnosis’ on Those Long Journeys

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are hitting the road, often feeling a bit weary from all the festivities. It’s during these times that ‘Highway Hypnosis’ can sneak up on us – that peculiar state where we …

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Navigating New Year’s Resolutions with Alan Watts: The Art of Subtle Change

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions is deeply embedded in many cultures, offering a yearly ritual for fresh starts, personal reflection, and an opportunity to recommit to growth. However, when viewed through the philosophy of Alan Watts, a British philosopher …

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The Everlasting Echo of ‘Where Has the Year Gone?’ – A Christmas Tale as Old as Time

Meet Doris, an extraordinary old lady, who, like clockwork, exclaims each December, “Can’t believe it’s Christmas already!” This statement, as predictable as the festive season itself, has become a staple in yuletide lore. Doris, who has been uttering these words …

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Ever Noticed How You Suddenly See Things Everywhere? That’s the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon!

You know when you hear a new song, and suddenly it’s playing on every radio station, or you get a new tracksuit and then see everyone wearing it? Well, that’s not just a bunch of coincidences. It’s actually a thing …

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Eight-Year-Old’s Beer Fetching Skills Earn Dad’s Pride: Reflecting on Australia’s Alcohol Culture and Youth Influence

In the heart of a Sydney suburb, as the sun started to set, a typical Australian scene unfolded. Families and friends gathered around a sizzling barbecue, while a casual game of backyard cricket was underway. In this relaxed atmosphere, a …

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Discovering Wisdom Through Challenges: My Encounter with Don Juan Matus’ Teachings

Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend. As we exchanged stories about our recent life experiences, I shared a challenging situation I had faced recently. Surprisingly, my friend likened my experience to the teachings of …

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